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Genetics, Developmental Biology, and Evolutionary Biology

Resources for Penn State students and faculty in genetics, developmental biology, and evolutionary biology.

Basic book searching

  • Use the Keyword function and combine terms to search on a topic then use the subject headings from relevant books for additional search terms.
  • Write down the call number and location for any book you want. If the item is not at your campus use the "I Want It" button to request it. 
  • For electronic books, click the link under the words "online content" to access the full text

You can also find books via

Book Searching Tips

Suggested CAT Search Terms: Search for organisms (e.g. Rana pipiens or Drosophila), processes/techniques (e.g. CRISPR or cell culture or population distribution mapping) or concepts (e.g. genetically modified or biological diversity or bioinformatics).

General call numbers and subject areas are:

  • QH - Natural History, Evolution, Genetics
  • QM - Human Anatomy
  • QP - Physiology
  • QR– Microbiology